Of course it is hoped that these services and information are not needed. If case you do need them, here is the list of the most important emergency numbers:
- General emergency number: 911
- Police: 100
- Fire Department: 911
- Ambulance: 911
- Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital: (+297) 527 4000
- Medical Center in San Nicolas: (+297) 524 8833
- Coast Guard: 913
Hospital & Emergency
Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital is the main hospital, a medical facility equipped with reputable medical staff, 280 beds and modern equipment. The Emergency Department has an attending physician on site 24 hours a day.
It functions as a general hospital with established ties to the U.S., Colombian, Venezuelan, Puerto Rican, and Dutch hospitals for specialized treatment and care.
The official languages for documentation and when being attended is Dutch and English, but staff and patients are often also able to communicate in Spanish, Papiamento, Dutch and/or English depending on the specialist’s preference.
Aruba is considered one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean and in general is very safe at any time of the day or night. However incidents may happen. Call 100 in case you need police assistance.
The KPA has stations in four district precincts located in Oranjestad, Noord, San Nicolaas, and Santa Cruz, where it is headquartered. The Police Force also maintains a few community-tourism based post for better policing. Each precincts is headed by a Captain who reports directly to the deputy commissioner of general operations.